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  • Why Your Doctor Is Such an Insensitive Jerk Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 2:21 PM ET
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    The No. 1 reason doctors cite for become doctors is the “desire to help people” and yet jerk-ism runs rampant in the medical profession. Why is that?

  • Londoners aged 18-24 will have to do three months of unpaid work in order to continue claiming social security benefits in a new scheme announced by London’s mayor Boris Johnson, however there are claims that rather than helping young people back into work, the scheme exploits their free labor.

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    Employees behaving badly can take a huge toll on the organization.

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    Garbage is dirty and stinky and once it's out of sight, it's out of mind. But the truth is, garbage is a good indicator of the economy and right now, some say it's flashing a warning signal.

  • Gahhhh! What Stresses People Out the Most at Work Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:04 AM ET
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    What really stresses people out the most — annoying co-workers? Long hours? Feeling underappreciated? Find out.

  • A Work Email Blackout? Par-ty! Par-ty! Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 3:37 PM ET
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    Here's what people said about an email blackout. You might be surprised!

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    Are there extra idiots on your commute these days? Yeah, you might need a better work-life balance.

  • Vote: Would You Like a Work Email Blackout? Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 2:34 PM ET
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    Do you check your email on your iPhone or BlackBerry after work?

  • Hey, Boss — Time to Ditch the Corner Office Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:30 PM ET
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    There's a palpable anxiety in Officeville these days, with worries about everything from the economy to job security.

  • HSBC Braced For Huge US Penalty Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 7:42 PM ET
    A sign featuring the logo of the banking giant HSBC hangs outside a branch on December 11, 2003 in Hong Kong. The London-based bank, which operates in 79 countries, gave an upbeat tone for the global economy March 1, 2004 including its key Hong Kong market by reporting a record annual pre-tax profit of ?7.7bn ($14.4). (

    HSBC is to apologize to US lawmakers for failing to have appropriate controls in place to ensure it did not facilitate the financing of terrorism and other criminal activities, transgressions that analysts estimate may cost it up to $1 billion in fines.The FT reports.

  • Out of Work

    Companies have been slowly adding workers for more than two years. But pink slips are still going out in a crucial area: government, the New York Times reports.

  • Five Signs You May Get Laid Off Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 2:36 PM ET
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    CNBC.com spoke with human resource experts to find out the five tell-tale signs that you may need to update your resume.

  • Banking on Euro Zone Progress   Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 6:42 AM ET
    Banking on Euro Zone Progress

    Robert Albertson, Sandler O'Neill & Partners chief strategist, discusses the impact of Europe's debt problem on the overall U.S. economy and the future of record low interest rates.

  • US Planned Layoffs Jump 53%: Challenger Report Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 7:31 AM ET
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    Job cuts jumped by 53 percent in May from April, with Hewlett-Packard's layoffs propelling the computer industry to the top spot among the biggest job cutters this year, a report by consultancy firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas showed.

  • Hewlett-Packard's CEO Whitman on Turnaround   Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 9:14 AM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's CEO Whitman on Turnaround

    Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard president & CEO, discusses her company's restructuring plans which include massive layoffs; its Q2 earnings and guidance; and her plans to turnaround the company amid growing competition.

  • Hewlett-Packard's Path to Profits   Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 7:17 AM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's Path to Profits

    Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird senior analyst, discusses Hewlett-Packard's restructuring plans, which includes cutting 27,000 employees and weighs in on the keys to improved earnings and growth.

  • Hewlett- Packard's Payroll Purge   Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    Hewlett- Packard's Payroll Purge

    "Hewlett-Packard is on the wrong side of Apple," says Ben Reitzes, Barclays Capital analyst, discussing the company's plans to cut 8% of its workforce, improve its earning quality and keep competitive with Apple.

  • Computing Layoffs at Hewlett-Packard   Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 7:15 AM ET
    Computing Layoffs at Hewlett-Packard

    Mark Stahlman, TMT Strategies, provides a preview of Hewlett-Packard's Q2 earnings and weighs in on reports the tech giant may be laying off as many as 30,000 employees.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo's all-hands meeting today is more than a garden-variety pep talk. It's a chance for new CEO Scott Thompson to set the agenda at a pivotal moment for the struggling company.

  • Serious Problems at Sony & Yahoo?   Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 3:41 PM ET
    Serious Problems at Sony & Yahoo?

    CNBC's Jon Fortt has details on another round of layoffs in the tech sector and whether job cuts at Yahoo and Sony are signs of deeper problems at both companies; with Porter Bibb, MediaTech Capital Partners.